Clean energy experts at TLT complete fourth major renewables deal for investment group

April 2, 2020
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National law firm TLT’s Bristol-based clean energy experts have completed on another major renewables asset deal as activity in the market shows no sign of tailing off.  In the team’s fourth transaction for Alpha Real Renewables, it advised on the London-based investment group’s acquisition of a portfolio of operational...

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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

April 1, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

Thrings’ commercial property partner Fionnuala Nolan and property litigation partner Michael Tatters consider the impact of the recently introduced Coronavirus Act on commercial property owners, their tenants, funders and investors. The UK government has enacted the Coronavirus Act with the purpose of defending its people and economy against the...

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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

April 1, 2020
Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

Three-quarters of South West firms were hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the first two weeks of March, according to a new survey which also shows the outbreak has triggered a marked fall in businesses confidence in the region. Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer – a monthly survey of more...

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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

March 31, 2020
Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

Warnings about future profits made by South West companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have soared by 75% compared to this time last year – with most of them blaming the coronavirus pandemic. The latest analysis from international accountancy group EY shows there have been 14 profit warnings...

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Digital comms expert joins Bristol PR agency OggaDoon as associate director

March 31, 2020
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Bristol-based digital marketing and PR agency OggaDoon has appointed experienced comms professional Claire Snook as an associate director. Claire, pictured, began her career as a journalist with Northcliffe newspapers before becoming a copywriter and then a social media/digital professional, both in-house and at leading agencies working across B2C and...

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Senior appointment boosts Bristol’s pioneering digital engineering test bed

March 31, 2020
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The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), the Bristol-based specialist body aiming to transform digital engineering, has made a senior appointment to help it complete its pioneering projects. Dr James Osborne, pictured, joins CFMS, which is based on the Bristol & Bath Science Park, as technology programmes manager. He...

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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

March 30, 2020
Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

Six new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon across a number of its key teams, including private client, healthcare, real estate, dispute resolution and employment. The firm said the move, which will take its total number of partners to 96 from May 1, reflected...

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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that...

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Coronavirus update: Bristol Airport close to shutdown as easyJet grounds all its aircraft

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus update: Bristol Airport close to shutdown as easyJet grounds all its aircraft

Bristol Airport’s largest operator, low-cost airline easyJet, has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft for at least two months – leaving the airport at a near-standstill. The decision – coming less than two weeks after easyJet announced it was drastically reducing its operations – is the latest in a...

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